The series of the Grand Chess Tour 2022 events continues from 17th -23th May with the Superbet Rapid&Blitz in Warsaw, Poland. The event opens tomorrow and kicks off with the Round 1 on Thursday, 19th May.
Ten players will compete for the total prize fund of 175.000$, playing 9 Rapid games (round robin system) and 18 Blitz games (double round robin system). The time control of Rapid games will be 25 minutes + 10 seconds increment, and for the Blitz games: 5 minutes + 2 seconds increment.
Superbet Rapid&Blitz Warsaw 2022 participants:
- Fabiano Caruana
- Richard Rapport
- Wesley So
- Levon Aronian
- Viswanathan Anand
- Jan-Krzysztof Duda
- Radoslaw Wojtaszek
- Anton Korobov
- Kirill Shevchenko
- David Gavrilescu
The Winner of the event will get 12 GCT points, as well as the money prize of 40.000$. Any player who wins a GCT event outright (without the need for a playoff) will earn a bonus GCT Tour Point for the outright victory and the total of 13 GCT points for winning the tournament from the tour. Tour Points are shared equally between tied players and shall not be impacted by the result of any playoff or tiebreaks that may take place.
After the end of the Grand Chess Tour Romania 2022, the overall tour ranking list is led by Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Wesley So and Levon Aronian who all earned 10 GCT points in Bucharest.
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